Network with like-minded people

ACN conducts a range of major events and conferences focused on nursing practice, professional aspects and clinical education.

Through participation in an ACN event, nurses are empowered to expand their scope of skills, network with like-minded professionals and be involved in influencing and shaping the profession and its practice.

Our signature event is the National Nursing Forum, an annual conference bringing together nurses, students and other health professionals both nationally and internationally. Members are eligible for discounted registration fees for many ACN events on offer.

The National Nursing Forum

The National Nursing Forum (NNF) is the Australian College of Nursing’s signature annual leadership and educational event bringing together nurses, students and other health professionals from around the country and across the globe.

The NNF program seeks to inform and inspire delegates through exceptional keynote speeches, specialty concurrent streams and many networking opportunities.

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Policy Summit

ACN’s Policy Summit is an annual forum, where high-calibre nurses and health policy advocates connect in Canberra to address major policy issues for nursing and health care. The Summit brings together members of ACN’s Policy Chapters, nurses and other health professionals to identify and discuss major policy opportunities and strategies to address these.

2019 event information coming soon.

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ACN Nursing & Health Expo

The ACN Nursing & Health Expo is the perfect place to discover and progress your career in the nursing and health professions. Held annually in Melbourne, the ACN Expo has a strong reputation for connecting visitors with a range of organisations including hospitals, health care services, educational institutions and specialty nursing groups. A wealth of products and services are on show and visitors gain practical take-home advice and skills in a series of complimentary educational seminars. If you are a nurse, currently studying nursing or considering a career in the nursing or health professions, then the ACN Nursing & Health Expo is for you.

2019 event information coming soon.

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ACN National Nurses Breakfast

The ACN National Nurses Breakfast is hosted each year in celebration of International Nurses Day on 12 May. The campaign encourages nurses and their supporters to host a breakfast or get-together at their workplace, university or community centre to celebrate the invaluable contribution nurses make to the health of our society.

2019 event information coming soon.

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Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week

CPHCNW raises awareness of the current and potential contribution of community and primary health care nursing to the health care system and highlights its impact on the wellbeing of individuals and those in local communities.
The campaign encourages nurses and their supporters to host an event at their workplace, university or community centre during the week to celebrate the valuable contribution Community and Primary Health Care Nurses make to the wellbeing of our society.

ACN History Conference

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) 3rd History Conference will present research on historical and personal perspectives related to nursing and its broader contexts. It will explore the complexities and differences of the past that have shaped the nursing profession. The ACN 3rd History Conference took place on Monday 27 August 2018 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Looking for more events?

Be sure to check out our events calendar for a full list of all ACN internal and external events, including our major events, face to face CPD courses, training and conferences.